| Aug 1, 2013
| 8:00 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Kelly and the St. Louis Cardinals averted a five-game sweep at Pittsburgh, ending a season-worst seven-game losing streak by routing the Pirates 13-0 Thursday night in a matchup between the NL's top two teams.
| Jul 31, 2013
| 10:21 PM
In the playoff mix for a second straight year, the Baltimore Orioles made the biggest move on a quiet trade-deadline day, acquiring Bud Norris to keep pace with the Boston Red Sox.
Hoping to catch the NL West-leading Dodgers, the Arizona Diamondbacks...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 7:36 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Alex Presley hit a game-ending single with two outs in the 11th inning, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a doubleheader on Tuesday.
Presley hit a sharp bouncer that...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 11:09 PM
Hanley Ramirez has waited his entire career to feel what he's feeling now.
"That's it right there," Ramirez said. "That's the feeling."
Two months in advance, Ramirez has been offered a glimpse of what it's like to play October baseball. If what he...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 8:29 PM
Left-hander Francisco Liriano did not allow a hit until the sixth inning against a struggling and depleted Nationals lineup, and Pedro Alvarez homered off an otherwise-dominant Stephen Strasburg, leading Pittsburgh past Washington 4-2 Wednesday night....
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:12 PM
ST. LOUIS -- Apparently, a 13-day break between starts was good for Shelby Miller.
The St. Louis rookie right-hander tossed six scoreless innings Tuesday night as the Cardinals dumped Philadelphia 4-1 in front of the season's 17th sellout crowd at Busch...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 3:37 PM
Maybe it's just me, but we're so far through the looking glass in baseball's PED scandal that it's hard to take anything at face value, including the unprecedented 65-game suspension of Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun.
First of all, I don't want...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:36 PM
As White Sox slugger Paul Konerko leaned against the dugout after returning from a three-week layoff due to a lower back strain, the cerebral 37-year-old sipped a cup of hot tea.
Like so many people in baseball Monday, Konerko sought something soothing....
| Jul 20, 2013
| 7:18 PM
At the end of a very long day, the Cincinnati Reds were fretting on their bench. How would starter Mat Latos describe the mood?
"Anxiety," he said.
And, with a few 100-mph fastballs, Aroldis Chapman turned the anxiety into instantaneous joy....
| Jul 18, 2013
| 7:15 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates are used to this part, the one where they spend the first half of the season stunning the baseball world with their play. Call it a byproduct of two decades of mediocrity.
Yet promising starts in 2011...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 8:05 AM
For What it’s Worth—Toure, Gal and Baseball at the Break
You know that baseball is to the All-Star Break when you start zoning in on NBA summer hoops, that or your life is utterly pathetic. I spent portions of my afternoon...